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A+E Networks launches CI in the Netherlands

A+E Networks has expanded its presence in the Netherlands with the launch of Crime + Investigation on Dutch broadcaster KPN. (Pictured: Beyond Scared Straight)
June 3, 2016

A+E Networks has expanded its presence in the Netherlands with the launch of Crime + Investigation on Dutch broadcaster KPN.

CI is slated to launch on July 1 and will offer KPN audiences insight into real life crime stories by revealing the truth behind each offense through in-depth looks at real crimes, police archives and courtrooms.

The channel, which reaches more than 50 million homes in 170-plus territories worldwide, is home to such series as The Haunting Of…Beyond Scared Straight, Homicide Hunter, Nightmare in Suburbia and The First 48.

Meanwhile, History Channel has also undergone a strategic package change in the Netherlands, moving from KPN’s Pluspakket to its basic tier.

History is currently available in more than 302 million households worldwide with a series stable that includes Pawn Stars; American Pickers; Pirate Treasure of the Knights Templar, which premieres June 12 at 8 p.m. CET; Ax Men, which debuts its ninth season on July 13 at 9 p.m. CET; and Alone, which bows a new season on August 28 at 8 p.m. CET.

Both CI and History on KPN are fully localized with Dutch subtitles.

The move is the latest wave of expansion for A+E Networks across Europe, having most recently announced Lifetime TurkeyFYI TV18 in India and a free-to-air entertainment channel across the UK on digital terrestrial TV platform Freeview.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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